Marie-Felicite Brosset's French translation (St. Petersburg, 1864, 1866) of the 13th century History of the State of Sisakan (Siwnik') by Step'annos Orbelean (ca. 1260- ca. 1304). This valuable work, which was written in 1297, begins with Creation and continues until the author's own day. Step'annos became a doctor of the Armenian Church (vardapet) in 1280. After completing his studies in the school at Tat'ew, he eventually became metropolitan of the district of Siwnik', receving ordination from the Cilician kat'oghikos Kostandin II in 1286. Orbelean was a highly literate, polished historian who incorporated many now-lost documents and inscriptions into his History. Brosset's translation is from Shahnazarean's Paris, 1860 Classical Armenian text and contains extensive notes. 513 pdf pages. Book digitized by Google and uploaded by user Robert Bedrosian.